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Molière : a theatrical life

Author: Virginia Scott
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière, is an important figure in European literature and drama, whose plays are still frequently taught and performed throughout the world. Locating his life and work in the social, literary, and theatrical contexts of the period, Virginia Scott offers a narrative account of Molière's life and an overview of the place of his plays in the wider setting of the development of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Molière; Moliere; Molière; Molière; Molière.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Scott
ISBN: 0521782813 9780521782814
OCLC Number: 43318022
Description: ix, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin --
2. Madeleine --
3. The Illustre Théâtre --
4. Exile --
5. Return to Paris --
6. Husbands and wives --
7. The courtier --
8. Enemies --9. Friends --
10. Marriage (and love) --
11. Last act --
12. Envoi --
Notes --
Works consulted --
Index.
Responsibility: Virginia Scott.
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"Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière, is an important figure in European literature and drama, whose plays are still frequently taught and performed throughout the world. Locating his life and work in the social, literary, and theatrical contexts of the period, Virginia Scott offers a narrative account of Molière's life and an overview of the place of his plays in the wider setting of the development of seventeenth-century French theatre. Her research extends from Molière's boyhood and his Jesuit education at the Collège de Clermont, through the beginning of his theatrical career in Paris and as a vagabond actor in the provinces, to his days as a court dramatist under Louis XIV. He was a controversial playwright, striking out against hypocrisy in religion and medicine, and finally a cynical survivor of literary, cultural, and marital wars. His relationships, public and private, with patrons, lovers, friends, and enemies inform his work and make for a fasciniating life. This full-length biography, the first to be written in English about Molière since 1930, will appeal to the general reader as well as specialists in French and theatre studies."

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